Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top 5 Tearjerker Movies For Guys

Why only five? Because we're not friggin' cry-babies! I'm sure plenty of you will disagree, or throw in 100 year old movies like "Old Yeller" and such, but these are the only five films that I have openly wept in, so deal with it. Coming soon - the top five movies I have slept through in the theater!

#5.) Armageddon: "Remember how I told you I was coming home? Looks like I'll have to break that promise." Those words to Liv Tyler from her dad; Bruce Willis were enough to get the water works pumpin'!

#4.) Return of The Jedi: "Just once... let me look on you with my own eyes." That one simple line led to the greatest cinematic reveal of all time; the face behind the mask of one of the most feared movie villains in history, and he is revealed to be... a broken old man who has found redemption and loves his kids. "Sniff"... talk amongst yourselves... I've got something in my eye.

#3.) Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan: "I have been... and always shall be... your friend." Spock's final words to Captain Kirk as he sacrifices himself for the good of the crew left my 9 year-old self devastated! For a Vulcan devoid of emotion, he sure knows how to get a guy bawlin'

#2.) King Kong (2005 Version): No words were necessary for this one; amazing cgi and Peter Jackson's direction humanized the giant ape with a heart of gold like no one before. My wife had to console me all the way home from the theater.

#1.) E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: Now c'mon - are you really surprised? "I'll be right here" That parting line from E.T. to his friend Elliot instantly reduces me to a blubbering pile of tears and mucus to this very day! Anyone who didn't cry when watching this is truly dead inside.

Well that's it! The top five guy-flicks that made me bawl like a little girl, and I'm man enough to admit it! Whew! That was emotional -  I need to go watch something with blood and explosions now.


  1. You made me think of Sleepless in Seattle when Hanks and his friend are fake crying over Platoon.

  2. For a chick flick, that one was pretty good!